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Benefit of Z51 sway bars on Non-Z51 C7 Stingray?

Old 02-12-2018, 05:25 PM
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Doesn't adding the Z51 sway bars to a base model take the car from factory under steer to neutral or slight oversteer?
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by dfettero View Post
Doesn't adding the Z51 sway bars to a base model take the car from factory under steer to neutral or slight oversteer?
If you replace the front and install the rear bar it remains neutral. If you only install the rear bar you should get some oversteer.
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:36 PM
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Been following the Z51 swaybar thread...it is deep. Did this on my base C6 (bars and shocks) was very, very happy. I now have 2016 Z51 (no mag ride). I want a little more aggressive handling (I do not autocross or do road courses) on the street. I am thinking that the heavier/mag ride rear sway bar may help. Or I could go with the LG sway bar kit. Cost aside, how much difference on the non mag ride Z51 car with 31mm rear sway bar and the stock non mag Z51? How much difference between the 31mm rear sway bar and the non mag Z51 with the LG kit? Thanks a million, your answer/advice may save this old man some work and a lot of money.
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom's '07 Monty View Post
Been following the Z51 swaybar thread...it is deep. Did this on my base C6 (bars and shocks) was very, very happy. I now have 2016 Z51 (no mag ride). I want a little more aggressive handling (I do not autocross or do road courses) on the street. I am thinking that the heavier/mag ride rear sway bar may help. Or I could go with the LG sway bar kit. Cost aside, how much difference on the non mag ride Z51 car with 31mm rear sway bar and the stock non mag Z51? How much difference between the 31mm rear sway bar and the non mag Z51 with the LG kit? Thanks a million, your answer/advice may save this old man some work and a lot of money.
I can only say that standard Z51 bars and new front bushings stiffened up the suspension on my base Stingray pretty well. It definitely feels more planted, especially the rear since it had no sway bar at all. I think if you are mainly street driving the standard bars are fine and do not ruin the ride on the street.

I think if you go with stiffer bars then you might as well take it further and optimize the handling for the track and get the stiffer shocks and springs to go with it.
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:10 AM
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I added the Z51 front and rear to my base. Made a world of difference in a corner. It’s a must if you want to do a HDPE. Way to much slop with no sway. I was literally disgusted with how the base corners at the limit with no sway bar.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by rb185afm View Post
I added the Z51 front and rear to my base. Made a world of difference in a corner. Itís a must if you want to do a HDPE. Way to much slop with no sway. I was literally disgusted with how the base corners at the limit with no sway bar.
Disgusted!? The little bit of sway in the base is fine trade off for the great real road handling. I've pulled over a G and no issue at all. Might matter a little on a track with tight and fast transitions but not at all on the street.

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Old 02-22-2018, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by rb185afm View Post
I added the Z51 front and rear to my base. Made a world of difference in a corner. Itís a must if you want to do a HDPE. Way to much slop with no sway. I was literally disgusted with how the base corners at the limit with no sway bar.
Yeah, I felt the base suspension was a bit sloppy as well. So much so that I was beginning to regret not getting the Z51 package. For $300 I added The z51 bars. When combined with the base shocks and springs the suspension feels more buttoned down without ruining the ride quality on the street with less than perfect roads. I was thinking I may need the shocks but with just the new sway bars and poly bushings it feels pretty good.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:54 PM
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I have the base suspension, should I get the sway bar kit with mag ride for the stiffer rear sway bar or just the standard Z51 sway bar kit?

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Old 12-07-2018, 10:10 PM
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I have a 2017 base stingray should I upgrade ?
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Itís worth the upgrade. I have a LT1 non-z51 stingray and did the upgrade & I noticed the improvement.
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Originally Posted by RADR1VETTE View Post
Itís worth the upgrade. I have a LT1 non-z51 stingray and did the upgrade & I noticed the improvement.
Street or track and street?
How aggressive do you drive?
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Old Yesterday, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by CptCvMan View Post
Street or track and street?
How aggressive do you drive?
I mainly street drive. Once I installed them, I drove over a really big set of mountains that have some curves in my area and noticed the difference afterwards.
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